Let me fill your heart with joy and laughterTogetherness, well it's all I'm after

Jackson Five

Laughter!

When we have a laughing fit, we immediately end up in our body.

A laughing fit is very similar to an orgasm – you lose control, can no longer think and melt into the moment. Experiencing regular bouts of laughter, as we remember them from our childhood, has a positive effect on our physical and mental health.

Laughter and the willingness to experience bouts of laughter can actually be trained. Laughing together creates a deep connection and you remember the person with whom you once had a laughing fit for a long time.

Laughter stimulates creative thinking, frees the body from tension and opens up the space for feelings and vitality. Laughing and crying are often very close to each other, just like the tragedy and comedy of life.

Instead of waiting for something funny to happen, we take responsibility for our own laughter.

I’m happy when it rains, because if I’m not happy, it rains too, said Karl Valentin.

What is Systemic Laughter?

Systemic Laughter® is a laughter coaching, a micro-practice, a method that teaches us how to use laughter as a resource in everyday life, how to develop our laughter competence, how to cultivate laughter communities and how to laugh at ourselves. We take laughter very seriously.

When we laugh, we not only train our abdominal muscles, but also the emotion of joy and our sense of humour – the ability and willingness to react cheerfully and calmly to things in life and also to laugh at ourselves.

The methods of systemic laughter are a fantastic extra resource that we can also use professionally at work. I offer customised workshops and training courses for social welfare organisations and companies, find out more.

Together with my colleague Julia von Randow, I founded the Institute for Systemic Laughter® in Berlin in 2018. ´

www.systemisch-lachen.com

At the EmbodimentConference 2020 – Laugh yourself smart: Understanding and using laughter for happiness, creative thinking and bonding

The patient should be instructed not just to accept his fear, but also to laugh at it. This requires the courage to be ridiculous.

Viktor Frankl